Why should we pray?
When we pray, we’re establishing a relationship with God. To the believer, praying is like breathing. If their breath stops, their life is over. Just as our breath never stops, we should live with faith.
Then how can we pray? (Matthew 6:9-13)
09 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
Who do we pray to?
We pray to our Father, God in heaven.
When we say the Lord’s Prayer there are actually five prayers. The first two prayers are public, and the next three prayers are personal. In order that our prayer goes to God there is something we should ask before God, which is the public prayer; Hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come. May the name of God be hallowed by the one who believes in Jesus. We should pray with an earnest heart for Thy kingdom to come and heal this world. We pray about these fundamental, essential topics so that our prayer may not become self-centered and egoistic. Next, the first personal prayer is regarding daily bread. We pray for God to nourish and enrich our lives everyday. For the second, we pray for forgiveness. Asking for forgiveness is repentance for sins we committed yesterday. Thirdly, lead us not into temptation, our future We should pray to not be tempted. Even if the test comes, we should pray to overcome our temptations.